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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by PageTurner20.  You need to choose a random book on your Goodreads TBR pile and showcase this cover, with the synopsis!  Remember to link back to the original post and creator…

Here’s mine… Couldn’t decide between these two reads!


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Book – Wisteria
Author – Bisi Leyton
Publication date – 15th August 2012
Genre – Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Length – 278 pages

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Wisteria Kuti has two options – track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters.  But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach.  Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen-year-old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs.  He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man – as a Sen Son.  The Family regards humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.


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Book – Shadow Fall
Author – Audrey Grey
Expected Publication Date – 22 November 2016
Genre – Young Adult Dystopian Fantasy
Length – 368 pages

Synopsis:

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars.  The Silvers will be protected underground.  But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trails for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trails, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: she gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her.  But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart.  With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?

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Musing Monday

Musing Mondays are hosted by Jenn@BooksAndABeat and every Monday she has the basic questions, you can choose which you’d like to answer.


I’m currently reading…

Broken Leaves of Autumn

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Synopsis:

An impossible love triangle on the backdrop of ultra-orthodox Brooklyn.

Jeff Palmer is a young Christian arriving in New York from a distant town in Arizona after a clash with his abusive father, with the aim of building a new life for himself.  In Brooklyn, he grows an unexpected friendship with Ahron, a young ultra-orthodox Jew that helps him find a job and invites his to his home.  Jeff meets Eva, a successful business woman, who works as a broker at the World Trade Center.  When Rebecca, Ahron’s sister, falls in love with Jeff, she throws her life, and his, into a swirl.

A touching and mind-opening novel that will catch your attention from the very first page.

Broken Leaves of Autumn is a fascinating and many-folded love affair that takes the reader from small-town Arizona to the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn NY, and from World Trade Center ‘ground zero’ to Israel.  It is a delicate and absorbing love story which will not leave you indifferent.

A sensitive and perfectly written story that holds an unexpected surprise.

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Musing Mondays

This post is done by Jenn@booksandbeats.com

Follow this link to see the options for today:  http://booksandabeat.com/musing-mondays-aug-29/


Up next I think I’ll read…

  1. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare – I am currently reading this book.
  2. The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow – Received for review
  3. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  4. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  5. UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
  6. The Girl in Between by Leakan Zea Kemp
  7. Contamination series (4 books) by T.W. Piperbrook

In total I would like to read 10 books this month, and I’m fairly certain that I’m being overtly ambitious.  Fingers crossed that I actually get to read all these books.

Love Always,
C

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Musing Mondays

This post is done by Jenn@booksandbeats.com – this is the first one I am participating in.

Follow this link to see the options for today:  http://booksandabeat.com/musing-mondays-aug-15/


I bought the following books this month:

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
‘Beware the woods…  those who enter don’t come back.’

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley
‘A lifelong passion.  An endless search.’

The Seven Sisters & The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Dead Girls Walking by Suzy Cox
‘Mystery, murder…  there’s no rest for the dead.’

Fractured by Teri Terry
‘In a world full of danger, who can you trust?’

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
‘Witches do not die quietly.’

Random question this week:  What sequel do you have yet to read?

This would be the sequel to The School for Good and Evil.  I actually have the whole trilogy.  Have read the first book, but I still need to read the other two books in the series.  Hopefully I’ll get to this soon.  I’ll keep you posted.


Love Always,

C